Ichthyological Research

, Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 271–279 | Cite as

Johnius (johnieops) philippinus, a new sciaenid from the philippines, with a synopsis of species included in the subgenusjohnieops

  • Kunio Sasaki


A new sciaenid,Johnius (Johnieops) philippinus, is described from the Davao Gulf, Mindanao Island Philippines. It differs from all known species of the subgenus in the combination of 29–32 dorsal fin soft rays, 5–6 scales above and 10–13 scales below the lateral line, 10–12 lower gill rakers, a broadly rounded anterior snout margin (from dorsal aspect), large eyes (28–35% HL), a narrow interorbital space (23–28% HL) and well-developed pleural ribs on 11th vertebra. A synopsis of species included in the subgenusJohnieops is provided.

Key words

Sciaenidae Johnius (Johnieops) philippinus sp. nov. Philippines 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kunio Sasaki
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  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceKochi UniversityKochiJapan

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